Sheila Goodman PS SWA

Artist's Statement:

Having painted in oils from childhood, I discovered pastels as a sketching medium in the 1980s and quickly found an affinity with them. Within a few years I was exhibiting pastel paintings in both local and London galleries. They remain my first medium although I enjoy occasionally using oils, acrylics and collage.
Landscape subjects that appeal to me concern water, trees, beaches or townscapes which I hope to capture through the use of expressive colour.

Biographical Details:

Born in Lancashire but grew up in Buckinghamshire.
3 year diploma course in Graphics at High Wycombe College of Art 1966-1969.
Lived and worked in London before moving to Hampshire in 1981.
Worked as a Graphic Designer 1970-1990, painting full-time since then.

Society Memberships:

Society of Women Artists since 1995.
Pastel Society since 2009.

Other:

Bournemouth Arts Club since 2001.

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

SWA 2008 Peoples Choice Award.
PS 2009 Unison Award.
PS 2014 Artists and Illustrators Award.

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society
Society of Botanical Artists
Society of Women Artists
New English Art Club
Royal West of England Academy
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery
Bettles Gallery
Campion Gallery
Peter Hedley Gallery
Alresford Gallery
Blackheath Gallery
Thompsons, Aldeburgh
Russell-Cotes Museum
Broadway Modern
St. Barbe Museum

Publications:

Pastel Journal 2010.
Leisure Painter 2010.
The Artist 1996, 97, 2012.
Muse Magazine 2009.
Practique des Art 2012.
Artists and Illustrators 2014.

Website:

www.sgart.co.uk  

 

 

 

Featured Artist

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
by
Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


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